What was I thinking? I bought this beautiful piece of striped fabric at a garage sale two weekends ago, and decided it would be wonderful draped around a nude. Got any striped fabric in your house? Maybe a sheet? Try draping it around something. Follow the stripes, and see if YOUR brain begins to have seizures. Now try to imagine painting it–drapes AND stripes. BUT WAIT. Imagine that the fabric also has a shiny surface to it. Throw that into the cesspool of mental vomit. This is how I felt after Friday’s session of painting where I insisted on using said fabric on nude. Oh it was a thing of beauty to behold, but if you only have two and a half hours to paint the darn thing, you better have Flight of The Bumblebees wailing on the boom box, a handful of No Doze, and a gun at your head, or it ain’t gonna happen. My poor students. I threw this one at them last week before I even tried to paint it. Wonder if they’ll show up this week.